USC Human Resources Administration

Job code: 113711Auditor II

Grade: J |Overtime eligible: Yes |Date approved: September 24, 2013


Plans and executes assigned financial, operational, compliance and/or information systems audits. Occasionally leads other audit staff on a project basis or as requested.


Priority Time (%) Task (Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.)

% Conducts to a conclusion various audit assignments and special audit projects.

% Conducts preliminary surveys, prepares audit programs and determines audit procedures to be used. Prepares and organizes supporting documentation, e.g., work papers and schedules for project under review.

% Recommends methods for obtaining, analyzing and evaluating evidentiary data. Determines ability to objectively measure adequacy and effectiveness of systems or controls audited.

% Establishes audit objectives, budgeted hours, and targeted completion dates. Monitors projects in progress for adherence to project objectives, schedules, deadlines, etc. Reviews audit work papers and reports to ensure standards are met. Keeps supervisor advised of progress of projects.

% Identifies deficiencies and recommends corrective action to strengthen controls, improve operations and reduce costs.

% Prepares formal written reports expressing opinions on the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of procedures. Discusses recommendations with management and appraises the adequacy of subsequent action taken to improve deficient conditions.

% Facilitates communications between operating management, Audit Manager and the Director of Internal Audit.

% Maintains effective working relations with all levels of management.

% Reviews the work of staff assigned on a project basis for sufficiency of scope and adequacy.
Emergency response/recovery:    
In the event of an emergency, the employee holding this position is required to "report to duty" in accordance with the university's emergency operations plan and/or the employee's department's emergency response and/or recovery plans. Familiarity with those plans and regular training to implement those plans is required. During or immediately following an emergency, the employee will be notified to assist in the emergency response efforts, and mobilize other staff members if needed.


Minimum educationPreferred education
Bachelor's degree Master's degree
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
  • 3 years
  • Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience
5 years
Minimum field of expertisePreferred field of expertise
SSound knowledge of accounting principles/practices and auditing procedure/techniques. General knowledge of fund accounting. Understanding of automated accounting systems and computer operations. Has obtained at least one earned certification: CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, etc. except for Department of Public Safety Clery positions handling auditing functions and procedures. Additional certifications
Minimum experiencePreferred experience
  • Assemble and organize numerical data
  • Communicate with others to gather information
  • Compute totals
  • Gather data
  • Prioritize different projects
  • Research information
  • Understand and apply policies and procedures
  • Use database and/or word processing software
  • Verify calculations
  • Other

  • Analysis
  • Assessment/evaluation
  • Conceptualization and design
  • Conflict resolution
  • Consulting
  • Interpretation of policies/analyses/trends/etc.
  • Interviewing
  • Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.
  • Lead/guidance skills
  • Negotiation
  • Organization
  • Planning
  • Problem identification and resolution
  • Project management
  • Public speaking/presentations
  • Calculator
  • Computer network (department or school)
  • Computer network (university)
  • Personal computer and peripheral equipment
  • Fax
  • Photocopier
Supervises level
Leads employees performing similar work and professional/paraprofessional work on a project basis



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity Employer